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Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

Federal Reserve Seeks Comments on LIBOR Alternatives - On August 24, 2017, the U.S. Federal Reserve requested public comments on a plan for the New York Federal Reserve and the Office of Financial Research to come up with...more

It’s Not Much, but It’s a Start: The Regulators Freeze Certain Capital Requirements

by Vedder Price on

On August 22, 2017, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the “OCC”), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the “FDIC”) and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the “FRB”) (the OCC, FDIC and FRB...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

Financial Industry Developments - Class Action Against Lending Club and WebBank Headed to Defeat - On Monday, January 31, 2017, a federal district court in the Southern District of New York granted a motion to...more

Understanding TLAC - The Federal Reserve’s final bank capital rules have been hailed as the end of too big to fail

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

The Federal Reserve Board’s final rules regarding total loss absorbing capacity (TLAC) requirements for global systemically important banks (GSibs) in the US will require levels of capital and other loss-absorbing capacity...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Unfortunately enough for Deutsche Bank, 2017 isn’t starting off much better than the previous year. The German banking giant has agreed to pay a $425 million fine to NY state authorities (and another $204 million to the UK’s...more

NYDFS, American Bankers Association Weigh In On OCC Fintech Charter Proposal

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has come out strongly against an Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) proposal to grant national bank charters to financial technology (fintech)...more

TLAC’s Back! Sifting Through the Federal Reserve’s Final TLAC Rule

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On December 15, 2016, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the “Federal Reserve”) issued its final rules regarding total loss absorbing capacity (the “Final TLAC Rule”) requirements for global systemically...more

US Federal Reserve Board Votes to Affirm the Countercyclical Capital Buffer at Current Zero Percent Level

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The US Federal Reserve Board announced that it had voted to affirm the countercyclical capital buffer at the current level of zero percent. The release notes that the CCyB is a macroprudential tool that can be used to raise...more

US Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Releases Proposed Rule to Modify Capital Plan and Stress Testing Rules

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The US BoG of the Federal Reserve System issued a proposed rule modifying the capital plan and stress testing rules for the 2017 test cycle. The proposed changes include eliminating the qualitative portion of Comprehensive...more

US Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Sets Framework for Setting the Countercyclical Capital Buffer

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Federal Reserve Board issued a policy statement setting forth the framework for setting the Countercyclical Capital Buffer for private-sector credit exposures in the United States. The CCyB is a macroprudential tool that...more

Nutter Bank Report, September 2016

The Federal Reserve Board has released a policy statement that details the framework it will follow in setting the Countercyclical Capital Buffer (“CCB”) for private-sector credit exposures located in the United States. The...more

Financial Services Weekly News - August 2016

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Regulatory Developments - FDIC Seeks Comments on Third-Party Lending Guidance - On July 29, the FDIC announced that it is seeking comments on proposed Guidance for Third-Party Lending addressing steps...more

US Federal Reserve Board Begins the Process of Regulating Insurance Companies

by Dechert LLP on

Nearly six years after the adoption of Dodd-Frank’s Title I, which provides for the regulation by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) of non-bank financial companies – such as insurance companies,...more

A Trip Through the Labyrinth – The Regulatory Man in Full

by Dechert LLP on

And now to return to our commentary a few weeks back about the stultifying impact of ill-thought through rules and regulations (at best) (Brexit has intervened). This is our Regulatory State which broadly attempted to pick...more

Federal Reserve Bank of New York President Proposes Providing Securities Firms with Access to Discount Window

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley delivered remarks at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta 2016 Financial Markets Conference, focusing on the connection between liquidity and financial stability....more

US Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Staff Working Paper Concludes Both Capital and Liquidity Need to be Regulated

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In early April, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System's Divisions of Research and Statistics and Monetary Affairs released a staff working paper entitled “Bank Regulation under Fire Sale Externalities,”...more

US Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Governor Brainard Remarks on US Economic Outlook, Market Liquidity and...

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

US Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Governor Lael Brainard provided an outlook on US economic conditions, an overview of the importance of financial market liquidity and the resilience and resolvability of...more

Fed Finalizes Capital Planning, Stress Test Requirements for 2017

Why it matters - Capital planning and stress tests for bank holding companies and other institutions with assets over $10 billion have been finalized by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. For bank holding companies...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

The Federal Housing Administration Announces New Loan Limits for 2016 - On December 9, 2015, the Federal Housing Administration ("FHA") announced its schedule of loan limits for the 2016 calendar year. The new schedule,...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review

Federal Reserve, OCC, FCA, FHFA and FDIC Adopt Joint Final Rule on Swap Margin Requirements - On October 22, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the "OCC"), the Federal Reserve Board (the "Board"), the Farm...more

Financial Services Weekly News - October 2015 #4

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Regulatory Developments - SEC to Vote on Final Title III Crowdfunding Rules Oct. 30: The SEC has announced that it will vote on whether to adopt rules and forms related to the offer and sale of securities through...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - October 2015 #2

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

The Financial Report - Volume 4, No. 14 • July 2015 (Global)

by DLA Piper on

US lawmakers seek push out details. US Senators Elizabeth Warren and Elijah Cummings sent a letter to the country’s banking regulators asking for information concerning the effect of an amendment to the Dodd-Frank act...more

Federal Reserve Issues Final Rule Requiring GSIBs to Bolster Capital

The Federal Reserve Board on July 20 approved a final rule requiring the largest, most systemically important US bank holding companies to further strengthen their capital positions. Under the rule, a firm that is identified...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - June 2015 #2

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In This Issue: - Federal Banking Agencies Release Statement on Annual Stress Tests at Medium-Sized Financial Companies - Extension of Transitional Provisions for Exposures to CCPs Formally Announced -...more

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